Stephen Waddell (Canadian, b. 1968) has exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2016), Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland (2012), and C/O Berlin, Germany (2006). Recent publications include Dark Matter Atlas (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2017), Hunt and Gather (Steidl, 2011), and Stephen Waddell (Contemporary Art Gallery, 2008). His work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Baloise Group (Basel, Switzerland), the Canada Council Artbank, and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), as well as in numerous private collections. Waddell lives and works in Vancouver and is represented by Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver.
“Stephen Waddell embraces the entanglements and conundrums inherent to photographic mediations. For decades he has reinvigorated street photography and reportage through keen observation and an empathetic eye for social subjects. Initially a painter and filmmaker, Waddell brings questions about the very notion of realism to picture-making. He often references pictorial histories, such as early photography or classical painting, acknowledging that observation is informed by recognition and an unconscious awareness of existing images." - Helga Pakasaar
Co-published by Steidl and Scotiabank Photography Award, Toronto
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